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Blog 3- A Visit To the Scottish National Portriat Gallery

For this class we went on a site visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where we took a walk around, observing all the fanatatsic art on display as well as trying to understand how the light (both natural and artificial) was affecting the space and the art on display.

During this visit we were given a series of tasks to complete which would allow us to better understand how lighting is presented and manipulated in the Gallery to help present detail or to protect the paintings from becoming light-damaged. there were also different ways that artificial light was used to help display some of the work and areas in spaces within the gallery building. Following are my answers to Task A and  some photos of parts of my tour that caught my eye.

These pictures display some of the important aspects of the visit from the way that colour helps the paintings display the details to the way the natural light can completely change and be manipulated in the space depending on whether it is necessary or not.

The next two images display my interpretation of light entering space in the form of natural light and artificial light.

                                      This image shows how the light has entered

Overall I found this visit very useful to truly understand how light is used and avoided in different spaces and in particular where it matters most in a location like this gallery

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